Mia Jagpal directed this portrait of Nelson, BC and how Amy Bohigian made her dreams come true here for Telus Storyhive.https://www.facebook.com/storyhive/videos/875291489288699/
Bryan Webb, Ben Euerby (composer) and I worked with Rosemont, Erickson and W.E. Graham Elementary Schools this Winter and Spring to make a series of videos that explore careers the students were interested in learning more about. We started by teaching all the students how to set up interviews, tell stories, and shoot a variety of shots. Then, we went to the places where people worked to interview them about their job. Our final videos include Adham Shaikh’s studio, Grant Anderson from the Bakery at Save On Foods, Tara Halonen from Creston Veterinary Clinic, Brett Adams Whitecaps Soccer Coach and Memories of Indian Cuisine in Creston. We had a fabulous celebration to screen their work at the Civic Theatre this month. Check out our videos on SDLearns channel on Vimeo.
We had a lot of fun with the Family Action Network(FAN) producing this video, which features the voices of parents, early childhood professionals and community leaders who provide information on the importance of checking your child’s development ‘early and often’ through the early years period. Produced in 2017.
Watch our new promotional video “TAKE YOU UP” here. It follows Nelson BC’s Andrew Chewter and his sons Cedric and Linden as they drive up the mountain road in their electric vehicle in search of winter adventure. Watershed Productions worked in partnership with Accelerate Kootenays, Canada’s first community-driven, collaborative strategy to build a clean transportation network. Funded by Community Energy Association, Fortis BC, BC Hydro, Columbia Basin Trust, Powertech Labs Inc., Regional District of Central Kootenay, Regional District of East Kootenays, and Regional District of Kootenay Boundary. Produced in 2017.
Last week, we screened the 19-minute documentary “Behind the Scenes of Liberation Days” to a lively house of cast and crew at the Capitol Theatre. Nelson high school students, Noah Gaffran, Aydin Long, Graeme Sherman, Dani Snell and Sebastian Bodine, all met with Amy Bohigian over the course of the show’s rehearsals and backstage meetings to interview the cast and crew and document the creation of this play. The documentary explores the issues the characters face as the Dutch were liberated by Canadian troops at the end of WWII along with a candid look at how the Director and all the crew worked collaboratively to create an immersive drama on our local stage. The structure of the documentary was determined early on in the process and was pulled together by the team of filmmakers, as each youth chose a section of the documentary to edit. Thanks to Stephanie Fischer, Capitol Theatre Executive Director and Producer, for making this project possible. Here’s a link to view the full documentary: https://youtu.be/P8paYvYDPrY
Watershed Productions worked with the Trail Area Health and Environment Program to complete a series of videos to support do-it-yourselfers and contractors complete lead safe renovations. We worked with seven households and one contractor to shoot a series of eight videos based on ‘in progress’ renovations happening in the Greater Trail region. Martin Gonzales shot the aerial footage, Daryl Jolly created all the graphics, Ben Euerby composed the original score and Amy Bohigian directed, shot (Panasonic GH4) and edited the video series. Wayne Kelly of BC Trail Morning Show did the voice over for the promotional trailer seen here.Watch the “Made in Trail” Lead Safe Renovation Videos here
I am honoured to be nominated as an ‘Influential Women in Business” this year by Kootenay Business Magazine. And, they decided to do an article about the work I’ve been doing the past little while: http://kootenaybiz.com/nelson/article/speaking_through_her_camera
We had the official premiere of “Karri’s Story” on October 20th with Karri’s friends, classmates, and family in attendance. This eleven minute documentary tells the story of Karri, a young adult who has grown up with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.) Holly Biggar (Producer), Robyn Sheppard (Director) and Carolyn McCartney (Karri’s mom) invited me to work on the this moving story about a girl becoming a woman, who, despite the numerous challenges of living with FASD, lives every day with the compassion and bravery we all wish to integrate into our lives.
The documentary will be utilized in school settings and at educational conferences to raise awareness about people living with FASD with the aim to create more inclusive settings in both classrooms and workplaces. For a link to the film (active November 2015) visit the Provincial Outreach Program for FASD website (POPFASD). Sandy Boscariol from POPFASD worked as a consultant for the film and will be working to ensure the film is seen across the province.